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Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, however, I realized that there’s something unique and highly peculiar about trying to date a critic. By “critic”, I don’t just mean [Read More]

Loneliness of Learning

Loneliness of Learning

I’m at a seaside resort somewhere in the Aegean. I’ve just visited the Temple of Apollo today. Built 2,700 years ago, the temple was surrounded by stone blocks full of inscriptions in classical Greek, which of course I cannot read. I kicked myself why I [Read More]

Narcissus and scholarship revisited

Narcissus and scholarship revisited

Yesterday, I received a postcard from a friend studying in Rome that had the Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio’s famous depiction of Narcissus staring at his own reflection in the water.  I remembered studying the painting in art history classes, and of course [Read More]

Peter Pan Syndrome: What’s So Appealing about Eternal Adolescence?

Peter Pan Syndrome: What’s So Appealing about Eternal Adolescence?

I admit, I’m not the best person to write about this. I’m not a single male in his twenties. I’m a 40-year-old woman who’s been married for 17 years. But I read a fascinating article in the September 8 Newsweek which compels me to ask the following questions. Is [Read More]

OOBE: Did It Ever Happen To You?

OOBE: Did It Ever Happen To You?

It was probably like 4 a.m. You could hear a pin drop in our dark bedroom. Those were the years when I used to meditate a lot, including early morning meditations at 3 a.m. in our living room. After half an hour of repeating my mantra in the dark while sitting in a [Read More]

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Thanks to StumbleUpon, the most enjoyable social media/bookmarking site thus far (and the official choice of ADHD users everywhere), I was introduced to TED.com last month. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED began in 1984, bringing together the best and [Read More]

Everything is Utterly Meaningless…. So What?

Everything is Utterly Meaningless…. So What?

Why do we do what we do? That’s one of those questions my peeps hate to ask. Aaron in particular. He wants the white picket fence, three kids, and the leave it to beaver lifestyle. So he’s been saying for the past three or four years. I didn’t buy it then [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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